It is critical for all victims who have sustained injuries in Seattle motor vehicle accidents to enlist the help of a legal professional as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, our common courtesy to our neighbors does not always apply on the roads. Sometimes drivers act with only their own interests at heart, and just because a crash has occurred does not necessarily mean that they will act in good faith. The at-fault party may leave the scene entirely or refuse to cooperate with proper post-crash procedures.
Either way, hesitating to file a car accident claim may be detrimental to your case about gathering and preserving evidence and talking to witnesses. To maximize your reimbursement, it is crucial to place your case in the hands of experienced attorneys– consider contacting a Seattle car accident lawyer from Van Law Firm immediately.
Why Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Car Accident Case?
When you work with us, we do not miss any details, no matter how minute. Our car accident attorneys have decades of experience negotiating cases, so you can rest assured that your claim is being handled while you work on rehabbing your injuries and putting your life back together.
We will take on the insurance companies, find police reports and medical files, gather and preserve the most pertinent evidence, and do anything else that is needed to argue on your behalf. Of course, we also take charge of getting you the proper medical care. Quality client service is the foundation of our law firm, and the clients we serve are always our main priority.
The Different Ways We Can Help
Unfortunately, expenses start adding up immediately after a crash, whether you were at fault or not. Therefore, we start tracking your expenses as soon as possible and work hard to accurately estimate the costs you are likely to have later. By doing this, we prepare to negotiate with opposing insurance companies as effectively as possible. Of course, your damages will be noted, but that is just the beginning.
Once we have established what we believe to be a comfortable estimate, that is when the negotiations begin. If multiple defendants are involved in the liability, we will seek the proper compensation from every at-fault party.
Representing All Types of Accident Victims
Washington’s signature rainy climate and increasing traffic from rideshares, trucks, and commuters lead to numerous accidents in the Seattle area each year. We represent victims of all different types of crashes. Some of these include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Bus accidents
- Taxicab accidents
- Rideshare accidents (Uber / Lyft)
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Drunk driving wrecks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
We offer no obligation consultations, which are always free.
We Ensure Your Car Accident Lawsuit is Filed Timely in Seattle
According to RCW § 4.16.080, you generally have up to three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, your case will be settled out of court before the filing deadline. However, we ensure your suit is filed within the allotted time to protect your right to go to court if necessary.
Our car accident lawyer will ensure your case is filed on time. We also explain factors that can alter the filing deadline and any other required notification and filing deadline that must be met.
Recovering Wrongful Death Damages
If your family lost a loved one in a Seattle car accident, you have our deepest condolences. You also have our commitment to helping your family fight to recover wrongful death damages. These can include the costs of making your loved one’s final arrangements. It can also include your family’s loss of their income and household contributions.
To recover wrongful death damages in court, your lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of your loved one’s demise, according to Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080.
What to Expect from Your Free Consultation
We offer a free case review to every potential client. It is an opportunity for us to learn important details about your case. From there, we can start building a strategy to get the compensation you need and deserve.
During your free consultation, we will ask a lot of questions. They may include questions about:
- The cause of the accident and where it occurred
- The information you exchanged with the at-fault driver
- Any injuries you suffered and their ongoing costs
- Any medical bills you have already received
- Any evidence already in your possession
- Any communication you had with the insurance company
Your consultation is all about you and your legal needs. That means it is also a chance for you to ask any questions you have. We take time to answer all your questions and to explain how we plan to build your case and its probable timeline. We also explain our client-friendly fee structure.
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Get The Legal Care You Need at No Out-Of-Pocket Cost to You
At Van Law Firm, our car accident attorney will handle your case on a contingency-fee basis. We will cover every upfront cost of building your case, including all of the following:
- Investigating your accident
- Compiling and organizing evidence
- Obtaining and completing insurance claim forms
- Drafting and filing your court case, if needed
- Handling all case-related communication
- Consulting with expert witnesses
- Interviewing accident witnesses
- Negotiating a favorable settlement
- Representing you at trial, if needed
Our contingency-fee basis is risk-free and ideal for clients seeking compensation due to someone else’s negligence. We also represent surviving family members of car accident fatalities.
We work hard to ensure you get the legal guidance and support you need to navigate the personal injury and wrongful death recovery process. However, because our fee is contingent on your award, you or your family will owe us nothing if we do not recover damages for you.
Understanding Washington’s Comparative Fault Law
In Washington, you can still receive compensation for an accident even if you are deemed partly at fault. The state determines responsibility based on a percentage scale, so as long as you are given less than half (50 percent) of the blame, you may still recover damages.
However, remember that this percentage can also affect how much money you will receive. The higher the blame, the lower the settlement. For example, let us say you are awarded $10,000 for an accident, but the court has deemed you to be 30 percent at fault. Your settlement would then be $7,000– the original sum minus a deduction of 30 percent.
Understanding Washington’s Comparative Fault Law
When you need help getting the treatment and compensation you deserve for your injuries, the Seattle car accident lawyers from Van Law Firm are just a phone call away. With over 50 million dollars recovered for our clients, you will not want to take your case anywhere else.
Contact our Washington location at (360) 200-0000 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers can recover numerous forms of compensation, from medical reimbursement to property damages, lost wages, and more.
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